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Why Able-Bodied Athletes Should Be Allowed to Play Adaptive Sports

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This past weekend, I flew out to Colorado for the Wheelchair Lacrosse Nationals tournament. While it was an overall great weekend and our team came in second out of the nine teams there, one comment made by an opposing team still leaves a bitter taste in my mouth.

At one point during a game, a comment made from the opposing team to my able-bodied coach left my coach rattled. The comment was about letting disabled athletes play instead of able-bodied athletes because it’s an adaptive sport.

I know I’m not the strongest player on my team. I told my coach before the tournament that I’d rather win than have a ton of playing time.

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